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Author Topic: Picking up a new UCE G5.. what to look for..?  (Read 1603 times)

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Re: Picking up a new UCE G5.. what to look for..?
« Reply #30 on: April 25, 2012, 06:26:13 PM »
You meant 530 chain, no?

I'd say you can keep the stock chain if you like but if you notice that it seems to need a lot of adjustment early on then ditch it and get a better one before it eats the sprockets.  A good non o-ring chain is about $35.

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oops yes 530
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Re: Picking up a new UCE G5.. what to look for..?
« Reply #31 on: April 25, 2012, 06:28:21 PM »
Any of you folks have a brown paper bag for me to put over my head?

Your right.  The main oil drain plug is a 19mm hex.  :-[

I'll go and revise my other posts.  :-[


 no need to worry about exact sizes a good pair of vise gripes is all you need to service and repair the bike ;D
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Re: Picking up a new UCE G5.. what to look for..?
« Reply #32 on: April 25, 2012, 07:59:14 PM »
Scottoiler.  ;)
I can break it better,,,,at night, in the rain, on the trail,, 20 miles from nowhere.

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Re: Picking up a new UCE G5.. what to look for..?
« Reply #33 on: April 25, 2012, 10:01:59 PM »
(Taking the brown paper bag off my head for a moment)

The G5 uses a 530, 101 link non sealed chain.  
Because it has 101 links (pitch) it has a half link in it making it almost impossible to find a direct replacement.

If the stock 17 tooth sprocket is changed to a 18 tooth sprocket the commonly available 102 link chain will fit leaving the rear wheel in about the same place as it comes from the factory.

I decided to leave the 17 tooth sprocket in place and to try installing a 102 link chain.  
It fit nicely and the only thing that had to change was to move the rear wheel back about 5/16" (7.92mm).  
The adjustment snails still have a bit of adjustment left in them for future chain tightening when it's needed.
Putting it another way, the 102 link chain will fit nicely so don't worry about trying to find a 101 link chain.
 
As a side note, I installed a Diamond brand chain (made in U.S.A.) and it now has 1300 miles on it and it still hasn't needed any adjustment at all.
« Last Edit: April 25, 2012, 10:07:06 PM by Arizoni »
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Re: Picking up a new UCE G5.. what to look for..?
« Reply #35 on: April 26, 2012, 03:08:04 AM »
it sure is the wimpiest 530 chain i ever did see :o just for fun pitch is the distance between pins on each link. i do remember that i think.
 
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Re: Picking up a new UCE G5.. what to look for..?
« Reply #36 on: April 26, 2012, 03:40:59 AM »
Yup.

The 5 represents a distance between the pins or pitch of the sprocket teeth of 5/8 of an inch or .625" (15.875mm) and the 3 represents a width of the rollers of 3/8" or .375" (9.525mm).

Probably more information than anyone wanted to see.   :D
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Re: Picking up a new UCE G5.. what to look for..?
« Reply #37 on: April 28, 2012, 01:22:04 AM »
That's actually some great gee whiz info, Thanks!
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Re: Picking up a new UCE G5.. what to look for..?
« Reply #38 on: April 28, 2012, 01:59:32 AM »
I have a duck bill oiler over my chain. it works pretty good.
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Re: Picking up a new UCE G5.. what to look for..?
« Reply #39 on: April 28, 2012, 02:02:03 AM »
Hi all -  8)
Before I say anything, this bike is a blast and too much fun. it just needs a little help.

To add to the already plentiful advice in this thread - I just picked up my 2011 G5 about 3 weeks ago with a cozy sidecar attached. It's apart in the garage after 137 miles. No mishaps thank God, but the sidecar fender bolts came loose, then the main sidecar mount, etc, etc, so it's been quarantined until the whole thing has been "quality inspected". Big hitter: battery box should have a rubber mat around the battery. I also had to shim the mount plate out about .050" to get the right tension on the battery. Too tight is not a good thing. I am also going to try and find a sealed battery.
Loose bolts with no lock nuts, lock washers or locktite. Headlight misaligned, bad signal/stop bulbs in the side car. I actually replaced the sidecar brake light because it was junk. Spend a few minutes tucking/placing the wiring harness to move some pinch points. I will be replacing the Buss fuses with weather proof blade fuse holders very soon also and probably getting a new headlight or bulb.
Everything else is good so far, but it's just a baby. I'm being very cautious because my little guy is riding in the sidecar. Let's hope it stays that way and we keep up the forum with info.
Above all, don't forget to have fun!!!   :D
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